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Goal umpire from the famous Wayne Harmes incident says the ball was in

In or out?

It was one of the most memorable moments in Carlton v Collingwood history.

Wayne Harmes knocking the ball to Ken Sheldon for the match-winner in the 1979 Grand Final is the source of much debate between the fierce rivals.

But the goal umpire on the day, Bob Barker, reckons there’s no doubt.

‘I had a perfect view of the whole thing,’ Barker told 3AW Football.

‘It was above the line.’

But Barker gets asked about the incident frequently – and maintains a sense of humour.

‘Whenever I know they barrack for Collingwood I say, ‘yeah, it might have been out!”

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